Professor Aleksandra Cavoski

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski

Birmingham Law School
Professor of Environmental Law
College Director of Global Engagement

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of Environmental and EU law. She has particular interest in EU accession countries.

Qualifications


  • LLB - University of Belgrade, School of Law
  • MSC European Studies - London School of Economics
  • PhD in Law - University of Belgrade, School of Law

Biography

Aleksandra Cavoski joined the Birmingham Law School in September 2012. Previously she was Professor at Union University School of Law in Belgrade, Serbia and a Visiting Professor at Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia and at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade. She has worked in the Ministry of Justice in Serbia and as a consultant for the World Bank, European Commission and the OSCE.

Teaching

  • LLB Environmental Law
  • LLB Legal Foundations of the European Union
  • LLB Land Law
  • LLM Environment and Energy Law
  • LLM Law and Language

Postgraduate supervision

Aleksandra Cavoski is happy to supervise postgraduate research students interested in environmental and EU law. Aleksandra also welcomes proposals on the intersection between law and science and law and language, especially in the field of environmental law.

Potential students are invited to contact Dr Cavoski via email to discuss their research proposals prior to submitting official applications.

Current PhD students
• Yunxiang Shi - The effectiveness of Chinese policies on renewable energy and energy efficiency in the context of WTO legal system
• Indria Wahyuni - Impacts of the Decentralisation on Oil and Gas Mining Activities in Indonesia
• Ryan Dean - Hydraulic fracturing, environmental harm and public health
• Menes Muzan - Rethinking Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law and its Implications on the Legal Framework for Combating Desertification in Nigeria
• Love Alfred – Making the case for the Local Content use for Renewable Energy Development in Developing Countries
• Edward Clay - Understanding Translation as a Propagating Factor in Contact-Induced Language Change through Diachronic Corpora of English, French and Italian Texts on the Subject of Migration Produced by the European Union Institutions


Find out more - our PhD Law  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.

Research

Dr Cavoski's principal research interests are in the field of environmental law and EU law, including certain aspects of public international law. Her research agenda is inter-disciplinary and explores the intersection of law and other disciplines, in particular politics, science, public policy and language. She is also particularly interested in how law is affected by the social context in which it is formulated and implemented.

Publications

Recent publications

Book

Kingston, S, Heyveart, V & Cavoski, A 2017, European Environmental Law. Cambridge University Press.

Article

Cavoski, A 2020, 'AN AMBITIOUS AND CLIMATE FOCUSED COMMISSION AGENDA FOR POST COVID-19 EU', Environmental Politics.

Robinson, C, Portier, CJ, Cavoski, A, Mesnage, R, Roger, A, Clausing, P, Whaley, P, Muilerman, H & Lyssimachou, A 2020, 'Achieving a high level of protection from pesticides in Europe: problems with the current risk assessment procedure and solutions', European Journal of Risk Regulation, pp. 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1017/err.2020.18

Cavoski, A 2020, 'REFIT of the SEA Directive', Environmental Law Review, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 108-118. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461452920921614

Cavoski, A 2020, 'Science and law in environmental law and policy: the case of the European Commission', Transnational Environmental Law, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 263-295. https://doi.org/10.1017/S2047102520000151

Cavoski, A 2018, 'Legal language and EU integration: The case of Western Balkans', International Journal of Language & Law, vol. 7, pp. 70-96. https://doi.org/10.14762/jll.2018.070

Cavoski, A 2017, 'Interaction of law and language in the EU: Challenges of Translating in Multilingual Environment', Jostrans, no. 27, pp. 58-74. <http://www.jostrans.org/issue27/art_cavoski.pdf>

Cavoski, A 2017, 'The unintended consequences of EU law and policy on air pollution', Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 255-265. https://doi.org/10.1111/reel.12211

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Cavoski, A 2020, Transnational environmental regulation and evolving approaches to compliance. in V Heyvaert & L-A Duvic-Paoli (eds), Research Handbook on Transnational Environmental Law . Edward Elgar, pp. 104. <https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/catalog/product/view/_ignore_category/1/id/16685/s/research-handbook-on-transnational-environmental-law-9781788119627/>

Chapter

Heyveart, V & Cavoski, A 2017, UK Environmental Law Post Brexit. in M Dougan (ed.), The UK after Brexit: Legal and Policy Challenges. Intersentia, Cambridge.

Other contribution

Cavoski, A 2019, UK Agriculture and Brexit. University of Birmingham. <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/thebirminghambrief/items/2019/04/UK-agriculture-and-brexit.aspx>

Pesticide Action Network Europe 2018, Ensuring a higher level of protection from pesticides in Europe: the problems with current pesticide risk assessment procedures in the EU – and proposed solutions. Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation. <https://citizens4pesticidereform.eu/>

Review article

Cavoski, A 2020, 'The implications and impact of Brexit', Pravni Zapisi , vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 437-452. https://doi.org/10.5937 / pravzap0-23840

Cavoski, A 2019, 'EU environmental compliance assurance', Environmental Law Review, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 111-118. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461452918824508

Cavoski, A 2019, 'Potential risks for an electric vehicle future', e-law, no. 111, pp. 26-28. <https://www.ukela.org/UKELA/ReadingRoom/Elaw-Publications/elawnewsletter.aspx>

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Expertise

  • EU Accession Countries (Wester Balkans) with regard to environmental law and policy
  • Environmental Law 
  • EU Law 
  • Law and language with particular focus on multilingual translation in the EU
  • The intersection of law and other disciplines, in particular politics, science, public policy and language in the area of environmental law